Improving network service quality with explicit TCP window control

James Aweya, Michel Ouellette, Delfin Y. Montuno, Zhonghui Yao

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We describe in this paper a new TCP rate control scheme based on a simple recursive algorithm. The idea behind the algorithm is to match the offered network load to the available resources by modifying at an intermediate network element, the receiver's advertised window in TCP acknowledgements returning to the source. We show through simulations that the scheme can efficiently control TCP traffic to limit queue buildups and buffer requirements at the network nodes, resulting in significant improvements in delay, packet loss rates, fairness, throughput and link utilization.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)169-188
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Network Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2001


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